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September 11th, 2014
First responders throughout Oktibbeha County received the help of volunteers Wednesday as part of a service event held in honor of the National Day of Service.
Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver's motion following executive session to remove the "plus-one" benefit from city employee health plans failed to receive a second during a called Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall.
The board unanimously approved adding the plus-one adult plan, as well as an employee-plus-children plan to its health benefits during its Sept. 2 meeting.
Starkville School District will look to advertise for bids alongside Oktibbeha County School District as both districts continue preparations for their July consolidation.
After a lengthy executive session, the SSD Board of Trustees voted to seek bids jointly with OCSD for a $550,000 construction project to expand Starkville High School's cafeteria.
Evans Hallâ€™s life as a dormitory may be over, but Starkville Fire Department is still getting some use out of the old Mississippi State University building before its demolition.
Starkville Fire Department Training Officer Charles Yarbrough said the department is using the building to run training scenarios.
â€śYou can wrap it in Maroon and White.â€ť
That phrase gave chills to so many Mississippi State Bulldog fans and it made Jack Cristil famous, not only in Mississippi, but around the nation. The longtime â€śVoice of the Bulldogsâ€ť passed away Sunday at the age of 88 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo of complications from kidney disease and cancer after an extend illness.
ktibbeha County School District approved the final plans and budget for $2.2 million dollarsâ€™ worth of renovations for its elementary school at its monthly meeting Monday.
The meeting, which is normally scheduled for the first Monday of each month, was postponed one week due to Labor Day.
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A tour of Gulf States Manufacturing that a handful of Starkville city officials took Monday could soften one aldermanâ€™s approach to trying to set minimum commercial design standards â€” or at least tighten some of the language in his proposal.
When Raj Shaunak was a child living in Kenya, his father had the preamble to the American Constitution and a copy of the Gettysburg Address attached to the refrigerator.Â
Today, Shaunak is vice president for workforce and community services at East Mississippi Community College. He said his father believed there were two reasons why America was great.